Watford, Bournemouth, Brentford and Reading are all interested in a move for QPR attacker Ilias Chair, a report from a print edition of The Sun (10/01, p59) has claimed.
Chair has scored five goals in 22 league appearances for QPR so far this season, but while he has impressed, Mark Warburton’s side still find themselves 20th in the Championship table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Now it seems as though some of those further up the standings, could look to take advantage of that in the current transfer market.
According to this latest report, Watford, Bournemouth, Brentford and Reading – who currently occupy the four Championship play-off spots – are all interested in a move for Chair, as they look to boost their chances of promotion this season.
Since joining QPR in 2017, Chair has made a total of 84 appearances in all competitions for Rangers, scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists.
As things stand, there are two-and-a-half years remaining on Chair’s contract with QPR, securing his future at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium until the end of the 2022/23 season.
This could be a decent signing for one of these four sides.
Chair is probably not the finished article yet, but he is a very useful attacking outlet to have, and could be a decent asset for one of these team to turn to at teams when they need something different in the promotion battle.
For QPR however, this would be a big blow, given they are already struggling at the wrong end of the table, and losing someone with Chair’s attacking threat would only make things worse for them.
But with his contract not set to expire for some time yet, they are at least in a strong position to negotiate here, meaning it may take a big offer to prise Chair away from the club in the current window.